The Biden administration attempted to shift blame when it was struck down by claiming that this had occurred three times under President Donald Trump, but in far shorter incursions than the one that occurred last week. They continued changing their version of events, saying the balloons weren’t found and that the information was pieced together after the Trump team had departed by the intelligence community.
The military wasn’t able to identify it, according to Gen. Glen VanHerck, Commander of NORAD, because of a “domain awareness gap” that needed to be resolved. If that’s the case and if the Biden campaign isn’t merely using gaslighting to hide their tracks, I should say they do. In addition, VanHerck made another astounding revelation that went beyond what the Biden team had first indicated. “Because it was not showing a violent conduct or hostile purpose,” he stated, “I could not take quick action.”
Then he said that the balloon may be carrying an enormous cargo as well as possibly explosives to detonate the balloon. But they failed to regard that as having “hostile intent” when a foreign aircraft violated our airspace, did they? Yikes. They had stated that they lacked the necessary time to take the shot close to Alaska. That being the case, or is VanHerck’s response the genuine motive? Congress needs to receive answers to the many inquiries.
However, things did not go well when KJP was questioned about the earlier balloons during Monday’s briefing.
“How is it possible that this government identified at least three prior balloons that sailed over the United States under the previous administration, but Trump officials weren’t aware of it?” a reporter questioned Jean-Pierre.
“Yeah, so, look, I think that — and we have discussed this before, about how the PRC government spying balloons travelled the continental United States for a brief period of time at least three times, as you just mentioned, during the President’s — the prior administration, and once that we are aware of at the beginning of this administration,” KJP said. “But as far as we know, never for this long.”
She began by mumbling and then blurted out a major whopper, “This information was uncovered prior to the administration leaving,” as if to imply that the Trump administration was aware of it before they departed, which neither she nor her supporters are asserting. She stated that they were ready to “brief” important Trump officials on the material. Although it’s a bit hazy, you can hear a reporter contradict her, and she then explains by adding “after,” which refers to after the Trump team departed. Was she attempting to get by with that one? That was not going to occur.
When asked if the balloon last week was the first one under this administration, Jean-Pierre, who is steadfastly committed to remaining opaque, was unable to remember from her prepared notes that there had previously been a balloon under Biden.
Her “tell” for not wanting to broach the matter is “what I would say.” But given that she acknowledged it when she read from her notes, it was amusing. However, she didn’t appear to recall or assimilate what she had read as the minutes passed.
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